| Geo. F. Kimball has secured a position with the Grand Union Tea Co. in Waltham and will soon move to that city.
An athletic meet is being planned for the morning of May 30. West Acton and Boxboro are invited to compete.
The work of taking down the brick engine house has commenced and an Italian gang is expected soon to help on the work.
Will Darcy is at home from Brockton having had the misfortune to injure his hand quite badly in a machine on which he is employed.
The painting at the fire engine house is nearly completed and the grading being finished, the boys commencing talking of an opening.
Miss Edith Vinal, our popular intermediate school teacher, has accepted a position in Nutley, N. J., for the coming year.
Rev. Donald Frasier of Old Town, Me., assisted by Rev. Mr. Maguire, preached at the Universalist church on Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Littlefield of Sykenville, Md., formerly of this town welcomed a nine pound girl, born on Monday last.
The entertainment under the auspices of the High school on Thursday evening, was not as largely attended as it should have been. The Williams players were assisted by local talent.
M. A. Burnham the pugilist has severed connection with N. H. Tenney & Co. and is now employed by DeLord, Concord Junction.
Sergeant Walter J. Wright of the 5th U. S. Cavalry is at home with his mother, Mrs. Carrie Wright. Sergeant Wright has just returned from the Philippines having served his term, and is about to reenlist. He has an extremely large number of relics and souvenirs including swords, flags, etc., with which are connected some of the most important events of the war.
| The strawberry festival to be given in the Universalist vestry on Wednesday evening, May 28th, promises to be an entertainment unusually interesting. A fine menu has been prepared by the ladies. The entertainment which consists of piano duets by Misses Pratt and Knowles of Concord Junction, vocal duetts by Messrs. McCalla of Concord, and readings.
It will conclude with a farce entitled The Irish Linen Peddler, with the following cast:
|Pat. O'Doyle, The Peddler||L. W. Piper|
|Mr. Flannigan||Jos. Brown|
|Mr. Darling||S. F. Townsend|
|Miss Darling||Jennie Fletcher|
|Mrs. Wade||Miss Ula Skelton|
|Mollie||Miss Florence Tuttle|
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| The time has again come around when a day is set apart in memory of our Nation's honored dead. Those men who offered up their lives a willing sacrifice that our union might be preserved. We ask that you give the day to them, bring your floral offerings, flowers of the garden and wildwood, and join with the organizations who have taken upon themselves the vows to perpetuate their names. And let us go to the cemeteries with one mind and purpose, highly resolved that the dead shall not have died in vain. And that by their deeds has been erected in our hearts a monument that shall last when granite shall have crumbled away. Memorial exercises at Mt. Hope at 8 a.m. Friday, May 30, Woodlawn 10 a.m.||
| Saturday evening W. R. C.,¹ No. 62, held a special meeting in G. A. R. hall, to which Post 138 was invited. The severe shower which came up at night fall hindered some from being present, but there was a very good attendance, a barge load of members coming from Maynard. For some time the ladies of Corps 62 have been planning to give the Post a social and at the same time present them with a new silk flag to replace the one they have carried since they were first organized and which was showing unmistakable signs of age. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Sara R. Richardson, who after brief words of welcome, made the presentation to the post in behalf of the corps through Commander Clough. The flag was borne into the hall by Mrs. Fannie Parker and Mrs. Sarah A. Hutchins, escorted by the corps color bearers, Miss Fannie Weatherbee, Mrs. Susie Hall, Mrs. Hattie Hayward, Mrs. Nancy Chaffin. Commander Clough received the flag and made a fitting response. Otto Guro², post color bearer supported the flag during the formal exercises. The flag is of heavy silk of fine texture, 6x5 1-2 feet, bordered and trimmed with gold bullion fringe and tassels, also the name and number of the post and the stars in gold, on the staff is a silver plate with the inscription "Presented to Isaac Davis Post, 138, by W. R. C., No. 62. As Commander Clough closed his remarks the audience arose and sang The Star Spangled Banner. The secretary of the corps, Miss Nellie H. Hall, then read a poem, Then and Now, which closed the formal exercises the remaining time being spent socially. Refreshments of cake, ice cream and sherbert were served. This closed one of the pleasant events in the annals of Post and Corps.
A Mr. Lewis from Somerville has taken F. R. Knowlton's tenement recently vacated by Chas. Woodward.
Miss Florence Woodward and Miss Phillips of Sherborn spent Sunday at the home of the former's father, Chas. Woodward.
Rev. Mr. Washburn of Maynard exchanged pulpits with Rev. Mr. Estabrook of the Baptist church here Sunday. His discourse from Jer. 18:3 was most able and interesting.
| Rev. Clarence W. Rouse has been visiting his mother in Philadelphia the present week.
According to one of the Boston daily papers the Massachusetts Automobile club is to consider a building in Sudbury for a temporary club house.
Memorial day will be observed in this town as formerly, soldiers graves in Wadsworth, Mount Pleasant, the town, and the North cemeteries being decorated in the afternoon. There will be exercises held in the town hall in the evening. Pupils of the public schools are to assist the veterans in the work of decoration.
Miss Florence Hosmer returned Monday from Woodstock, Conn., where she went for the purpose of acting in the capacity of one of the bridesmaids at the marriage of her youngest brother Fred Everett, who was wedded to Miss Mary Boyden of that city. The affair occurred in the First Congregationalist Church.
People interested in the improvement of the connection of the Sudbury and Concord river meadows will be glad to learn that the joint legislative committee favors a bill providing for an appropriation of $25,000 for the removal of the Fordway bar in the river above the dam of the Talbot Mf'g Co. at North Billerica.
Joseph H. Lovering who recently removed to Fanueil with his family is now at the Massachusetts general hospital suffering from blood poisoning. His trouble began with a splinter which he accidentally got into his hand.